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Willem van de Passe (circa 1597/8 - 1636/7)
King James I of England (James VI of Scotland) (1566-1625)
Engraving, Circa 1625
On laid paper
Dimensions: 21.2 cm x 13.7 cm (image); 21.7 x 14 cm (plate); 19.5 x 32 cm (sheet (approx.))
Portrait of King James I, bust length, turned to right, with broad rimmed hat and ruff, in an oval cartouche; Royal Arms and Garter below Engraving. Lettered around oval "POTENTISS: IACOBUS .... DEFENSOR". Above "BEATI PACIFICI". Below portrait "Toutch not mine Anoynted". On a scroll below, four lines "The right high ... Defendor of the Faith". Original publication details of "Sould by W. Webb in Cornchill right against Birch: lane" expunged.
State: Third state of 3. Used in this state in "History of Great Britain" by Arthur Wilson, published in 1653. First published c. 1625. Reference: Hollstein 44.
See NPG D25690 and D25691 (where attributed to Crispijn de Passe the Elder).